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13.11.2008 Boxing

Duffy brings “Holiday Hits” back to Big Apple

By Bob Trieger

NEW YORK (November 13, 2008) – Veteran promoter Bob Duffy announced today that his Ring Promotions company will present the “Holiday Hits” pro boxing show in Manhattan for the third consecutive year.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Nagy “Dominican Dynamite” Aguilera (10-0, 6 KOs), fighting out of Newburgh (NY), will headline for the first time in the 10-round main event on Thursday night, December 4 at the famed Roseland Ballroom.

“I'm delighted to promote my third 'Holiday Hits' show and this year's card is better than ever before,” Duffy said. “We have a nice blend of proven veterans, promising prospects and multiple ethnic fighters on the card. Many of these fighters are well known from their winning days in the New York City Golden Gloves Tournament. Nothing is comparable to the holiday season in New York City. Our show us going to cap-off a great year of boxing in the Big Apple and get everybody in the right spirit.”

The 12-round co-feature pits Jaffa “African Assassin” Ballogou (46-6-1, 40 KOs), reigning IBF Continental Africa cruiserweight champion, against former New York State cruiserweight title-holder Daniel Judah (22-3-3, 10 KOs) for the vacant IBF International light heavyweight title.

Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-2, 9 KOs), now living in New Jersey, will be in action against former Bahamian light middleweight champion Jerome “Boomer” Ellis (11-9-2, 10 KOs) in an 8-round bout. Popular Harlem super middleweight George “Blaze” Walton (18-3, 12 KOs) takes on Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor (13-18-3, 6 KOs) in a 6-rounder.

The Hyland brothers from Dublin, Ireland, undefeated featherweight Patrick “Pajo” (15-0, 8 KOs) and super featherweight Eddie “The Pride of Tallaght” (10-1, 3 KOs), make their New York City debuts in a pair of 6-round matches.

Long Island welterweight Mike Ruiz (8-2, 5 KOs) squares off against Broderick Antoine (3-6-1, 2 KOs) in another 6-rounder. Also on the undercard in separate 4-round bouts is highly-touted Brooklyn light heavyweight Will Rosinsky (2-0, 2 KOs), former New York Golden Gloves and national amateur champion, vs. Amador Acevedo, Lou DiBella-promoted NYC heavyweight Tor Hamer (1-0, 1 KOs), Howard Beach light welterweight Anthony Accardi (2-0, 1 KO) and pro debuting Emmanuel Gonzalez vs. Jean Ramos (0-2). All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $150.00 (Golden Ringside), $100.00 (Ringside) and $50.00 (General Admission), are on sale and available to purchase at the Roseland Ballroom, going to www.ringpromotions.com or calling 516.313.2304. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout at 7:30 PM.

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